Cook County Criminal Justice Committee will meet June 26
Cook County Criminal Justice Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 26.
Here is the agenda provided by the committee:
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Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 02/21/2019
Sponsored by: LARRY SUFFREDIN and STANLEY MOORE, Cook County Board of Commissioners
ARTICLE III. - CHARITABLE ROTATING CRIMINAL BOND FUNDS
BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 18 COURTS, ARTICLE III. - CHARITABLE ROTATING CRIMINAL BOND FUNDS, SECTION NUMBER(S)
18-45 - 18-50, of the Cook County Code is hereby enacted as Follows:
Sec. 18-45. - Definitions
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Charitable Bond Fund means a not-for-profit 501c3, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service, organization that uses its funds to post bond for individuals who are detained at the Cook County Jail.
Sec. 18-46. - Eligibility for representation by the Public Defender’s Office
A criminal defendant whose deposit or cash bond is posted by a Charitable Bond Fund shall not be deemed ineligible for representation by the Cook County Public Defender’s Office.
Sec. 18-47. - Charitable Bond Fund bond ineligible for bail assignment or attorney’s fees
Any bonds posted by a Charitable Bond Fund shall not be used to pay attorney’s fees.
Sec. 18-48. - Fees
The Clerk of the Court shall not deduct any fees, court costs, or penalties from bond funds that were posted by a Charitable Bond Fund and at the conclusion of the case shall return available funds to the Charitable Bond Fund.
Sec. 18-49. - Forfeiture
In the instance where bond is posted by a Charitable Bond Fund and a judgment of forfeiture is ordered in favor of the state, no part of the amount deposited by the Charitable Bond Fund shall be forfeited to the state.
Sec. 18-50. - Return of Funds
The Clerk of the Court shall return bond monies posted by Charitable Bond Funds immediately. The funds shall be returned via direct deposit.
Effective date: This ordinance shall be in effect immediately upon adoption.
Legislative History : 12/12/18 - Board of Commissioners - refer to the Criminal Justice Committee